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Edwin A. Shears *** U.S. Navy *** WWII 1943-1946

Travel-Time-Date Itinerary Derived from Edwin's Diary


June 21, 1943 Left Springfield, MA for Williamsburg, VA.
Arrived at Canp Perry 11 a.m. on June 22,1943.
August 22, 1943 Left Camp Perry to return home 0400hr, Arrived 2130 hr
Left home 1900 hr on August 31, 1943. Arrived 2330 hr Camp Perry 1st September.
Left at noon for Gulfport,Mississippi, September 8th, 1943. Arrived Camp Hollyday, 0700 hr,10th of September.
October 8, 1943 left 0800 hr Camp HollyDay for Camp Rousseau Port Hueneme,CA.
Arrived Camp Rousseau 2330 hr, October 11th.
November 9, Left Camp Rousseau for San Fransico, in San Fransico 0700 hr. boarded ship Sommelsdyke, Dutch Freighter left San Fransico Harbor November 11, 1943.
November 26 arrive in New Heberdies
Return to sea November 30
Gaudualcanal on afternoon of December 1st.
Leave for Tulagi Island on Decemeber 2nd.
Tulagi Island harbor drop anchor December 3rd. Got off ship December 4, 1943
"Srader City," home for the 521st "Seabee's" for the next 1.5 years.
August 16, 1945 board LST 782 for Russell Islands for Ulithi
Weigh anchor August 18th. arrive Ulithi August 16, 1945.
September 17th head for Okinawa still on LST 782.
Buckner's Bay, Okinawa become part of the 86th "SeaBee's" September 28, 1945.
November 26,1945 on Aircraft Carrier C.V.E. 90... United States bound. :o)
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1945 at 1430, depart 1730.
San Fransico Harbor, Treasure Island, December 12th.
Pittsfield, Ma. Arrive by train. December 29th, 1945.
Physical February 1st & 2nd.
Discharged from U.S. Navy Seabee's 1400 hr February 3, 1946.
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